Perils of Proofreading

We had a wonderful Christmas and now back to work. Clive and I have the proofs for our upcoming tClive and Clareext Growing as a Teacher: Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning. This step of the publishing process is mixed: it is so exciting to see the page proofs but then there is the painstaking step of proofreading. Clive is the best proofreader – me, I am the worst. I think this is because I read so quickly that I skim over the mistakes. I just do not pick them up. When I was a classroom teacher, I used to teach my students strategies for proofreading knowing full well that there are readers like me who just do not see the errors. Thankfully Clive is such a careful reader that he spots each one. Next we will place electronic post-it notes on the manuscript flagging each correction. This step I find nerve-wracking because this process is quite finicky. Sometimes I get the post-it note placed in the exact spot, other times, I fiddle and fiddle with the placement of it.

We want to give a shout-out to Sense Publishers are publishing this book. This is the third book that I have done with them and they are an absolute joy with whom to work. Consistently, they have great project managers and the page proofs tend to be fairly clean. Wish us luck! Clare

1 thought on “Perils of Proofreading

  1. Congratulations Clare and Clive! I look forward to seeing the cover and to reading the text in its entirety. As a member of the research team from the start of the project (10 years and counting) it has been an incredible journey of learning for myself in terms of experiencing longitudinal research methodology, developing strong relationships with the participants over the years and most importantly watching the development of professional practice of the participants unfold over the decade of work. This book is going to make a significant contribution to the literature on teacher development and I look forward to adding it to my course reading list. My students love “Teaching in a Nutshell” and this book will make a great compliment. All the best and congratulations!

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